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LHC extends Rafique’s interim bail by 15 days

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted a 15-day exemption in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman’s interim bail in the Paragon Housing Society scam.
On October 15, the LHC had accepted the PML-N leader and his brother’s petition for an interim bail after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had initiated a corruption probe against them. The LHC had prohibited NAB from arresting the brothers till October 24 (today).
A two-judge bench of the LHC heard the brothers’ petitions again today and extended their interim bail till November 14.
Rafique, Salman and a NAB team appeared before the bench today for the hearing.
Earlier in their petition filed in the LHC, Rafique and Salman stated that NAB is harassing them and wants to arrest them. The two brothers further said that they had provided all record regarding allegations levelled against them.
The anti-graft body had launched a probe against Rafique and his brother in the Paragon Housing Society scam. The two brothers had moved the Islamabad High Court to provide a protective bail which the latter had rejected and advised the petitioners to approach the LHC.